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Accommodation Summary

Stunning barn conversion sympathetically renovated in 2011/12
Bespoke electric gates leading to driveway providing parking for 2/3 cars
Attractive courtyard garden with summer house
Underfloor heating throughout
Home or income opportunity with proven rental to £14,400 pa.
Attractive semi-rural location on the edge of the village
Close to the estuary and Route 2 cycle path
No onward chain

Directions

Leave Topsham along Station Road crossing over the rail line and turn right at the roundabout. Follow this road and after Darts Farm, turn right at the roundabout joining the A376 towards Exmouth. Follow this road for approximately 4 miles passing turnings for Ebford, Exton and Lympstone. Look for the right hand turning into Courtlands Lane, following signs to Lympstone Manor. Follow the lane to the end and turn left at the T-junction (on to Sowden Lane) and left again, where the property will be found a short distance along, with our For Sale board outside.

Situation

Located on the edge of the sought-after estuary village of Lympstone which offers ease of access to both the seaside town of Exmouth and the Cathedral City of Exeter. Sowden is an ancient settlement; one of the three Domesday hamlets which make up Lympstone. Lympstone boasts a fascinating past and an exciting present and future. It grew from an ancient settlement on the eastern shores of the Exe estuary, building its reputation on maritime trade and agriculture and it still retains its links with the past, with local firm Inghams Fisheries selling their catch in the riverside Fish Shed and organising special fish-based events. The village has a well-established local Primary school in the middle of the village, with St Peter’s independent school on its outskirts. There is a well-regarded doctor’s surgery, two churches, four pubs, a cafe, a hairdressers and a village shop with extended opening hours. A Michelin star restaurant and boutique hotel; Lympstone Manor, is a near neighbour. Lympstone supports a wide selection of clubs and societies: sailing and tennis clubs, an active gardening club, film society and other societies bringing live music and drama to the village and fostering home-grown talent. The half-hourly Avocet line train service, with its beautiful views across the River Exe, links the village with Exeter’s two main stations: Exeter St David’s with its fast train service to London Paddington and Exeter Central with its service to Waterloo. Exeter Central station is at the heart of Exeter’s lively shopping centre. The M5 at Junction 30 is just 8 miles away. The Exe Estuary Trail; 26 miles of cycleway along both sides of the Rive Exe, is a much-enjoyed addition to Lympstone’s many attractions.

Description

Nestling in the ancient area of 'Sowden' on the south side of Lympstone, this delightful barn conversion is in a pretty, semi-rural setting. Purchased by the current owners many years ago and converted to a very high standard throughout, the property has been lime-rendered and offers versatile and very well planned accommodation. From Sowden Lane, electric gates open onto a gravelled driveway which provides secure off road parking for 2/3 cars. Solid, double doors open into an entrance vestibule with stairs with feature stainless steel banister and glass rising to the first floor, and down to the ground floor. Mainly open plan, the ground floor offers a lovely living space incorporating a sitting room, dining room and kitchen, as well as a very useful utility room with shower, WC and basin. The whole of the property benefits from underfloor heating, with an attractive tiled floor on the ground floor and a fantastic double-height, floor to ceiling window with tinted glass. A stable door from the kitchen gives access to a side courtyard. On the first floor there is a galleried landing which is large enough to use as an office/study and 3 bedrooms including the master with en-suite, plus a separate WC which can be accessed from the landing and Bedroom 2. In addition to the parking area, is an enclosed and private courtyard garden, and the barn is being sold with no-onward chain.

ENTRANCE Double doors to entrance, where there are stairs to the first floor. Understairs storage cupboard housing freezer.

KITCHEN / DINING ROOM19' max x 17'1" (5.8m max x 5.2m). Porcelanosa kitchen with tiled floor with underfloor heating. Silestone worktop with rolled edges. Neff oven and 4-ring electric hob. Extractor over. Ceramic butler-style sink with pull-out tap. Neff fridge. Base, wall and drawer units. Cupboard with power for full-height fridge if desired. Stable door to outside. Floor to ceiling window with tinted glass. Sliding doors to...

UTILITY, WC & SHOWER ROOM Walk-in shower, porcelain hand wash basin, low level WC, cupboards housing the controls for the underfloor heating. Dishwasher. Washing machine.

SITTING ROOM15'10" x 10'4" (4.83m x 3.15m).

First floor GALLERIED LANDING with space for a desk if desired.

BEDROOM 19'11" x 9'10" (3.02m x 3m). Double glazed window to side. Wardrobe with fitted aerial point. Through to...

EN-SUITE Fitted with Porcelanosa bath with shower over, wash hand basin and low level WC. Granite top. Tiled throughout. Storage cupboard. Roof-light.

BEDROOM 211'11" max x 9'5" (3.63m max x 2.87m). Window to side. Sliding door to Bedroom 3 and door to...

CLOAKROOM Low level WC and hand wash basin. Fitted cupboard. Tiled flooring.

BEDROOM 311'7" x 6'2" (3.53m x 1.88m). Sky-light.

Outside Electric gates opening to a PARKING AREA for up to 3 cars. The WALLED COURTYARD GARDEN is south-facing, with a SUMMERHOUSE/STUDIO and PATIO. Outside tap and power point.

AGENT'S NOTES: The Vendor advises us that the approach to the double gates is shared with a neighbouring property; Sowden Orchard.

Please note the property is currently tenanted and the photographs we are using were taken before the tenants moved in.

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